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NSW builder wins top national sustainable building award

Media release

NSW builder wins top national sustainable building award

Media release
A fully accessible, exceptionally energy efficient and multi-generational home won NSW sustainable builder Blue Eco Homes the highest accolade, the 2023 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home at the prestigious 2023 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards announced today.

The home also won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home, partnered by COLORBOND steel.

This is the third time Blue Eco Homes have won HIA Australian GreenSmart Home of the Year.

The judges were impressed by the creative construction solutions which helped to achieve such an exemplary all-round sustainable building project. This included creating a lift shaft out of environmentally friendly cross-laminated timber panels to eradicate any thermal bridges as well as utilising the company’s own Passive House prefabricated wall and roof system for a water and weathertight dwelling. Triple-glazed windows, heat recovery ventilation and high levels of insulation add to the overall efficiency of this outstanding home.

In congratulating the winners, HIA Managing Director Graham Wolfe said HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards recognise HIA members who deliver the latest in environmental design excellence and sustainable building practices.

“With the incoming changes to the National Construction Code, energy efficiency, water saving and condensation are important considerations for clients, designers, builders and material suppliers alike.

“HIA’s commitment to sustainable building outcomes through environmentally focussed design, innovation and construction has not altered over the 23 years the HIA GreenSmart program has been running. Our members demonstrate that comfort, security, innovation and value for money can co-exist in a sustainable built environment.

“Each winner and finalist is congratulated for achieving success at a national level. They are at the top of their field and are committed to building sustainable homes for their clients,” concluded Mr Wolfe.

HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards recognise the best in sustainable housing. Award winners and finalists make a positive difference to the environment by building energy efficient and comfortable homes.

 The Awards major sponsor, the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) provides energy ratings for new dwellings and major renovations which helps create energy efficient, resilient and comfortable homes for the future.

For media images: media.hia.com.au

View all winners

For more information please contact:

David Bare

Executive Director - NSW
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